3 Days in Lanzarote: Suggested Itineraries

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With its endless beaches, glitzy resorts and unworldly scenery, Lanzarote has long been the territory of European holidaymakers and it’s easy to see why so many visitors return year after year. With limited time to explore, you’ll have to cherry-pick the highlights to make the most of your trip, so here are a few ideas for how to spend three days in Lanzarote.

Day 1: Tour the Island
Lanzarote’s small size means you can take in the top attractions in one day, so hire a car or book on a guided full-day tour to make the most of your time. Start with a scenic drive through the Timanfaya National Park, stopping off to admire the imposing peaks of the Fire Mountains (Montañas del Fuego), then head to nearby El Golfo, where the emerald green crater lake is one of the island’s most iconic views. The vineyards of La Geria are also worth a visit, where you can enjoy wine tasting, then head for the unique lava cave resort of Jameos Del Agua, the masterwork of local artist César Manrique.

Day 2: Hit the Beach
You can’t holiday in the Canary Islands without topping up your tan, so set aside a whole day to discover Lanzarote’s famous coastline. The southern beaches of Papagayo and Playa Blanca offer an idyllic setting perfect for swimming and sunbathing, but if you want a little more action, head north to Famara beach, where you can take a surfing lesson, try your hand at kiteboarding or brave a tandem hand-gliding flight off the coastal cliffs.

Day 3: Cruise Around the Islands
Explore further afield with a day trip to the neighboring island of Fuerteventura, renowned for its tranquil beaches, traditional villages and towering sand dunes, and just a 30-minute boat ride from the southern resort of Playa Blanca. Alternatively, enjoy a scenic boat cruise to the small, car-free island of La Graciosa off Lanzarote’s north coast, where you can hire a bike, go snorkeling or scuba diving along the coast, or get a taste of local life in the sole town of Caleta del Sebo.
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Lanzarote Day Tour Including Wine Tasting

Explore the secret side of Lanzarote on a full-day tour of the island’s spectacular natural landscapes. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, venture into the fascinating heart of Timanfaya National Park and hike around the base of the dramatic Fire Mountains (Montañas del Fuego) to witness spurts of steam from the molten lava within. Capture the glittering surface of El Golfo lake on camera; pamper your palate with samples of refined wines in the region of La Geria; and discover the secret caves of Jameos Del Agua.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Southern Lanzarote Day Trip

Discover the lunar landscapes of Lanzarote on an action-packed half- or full-day tour of the southern part of the island. Explore the natural sculptures carved by molten lava in the Timanfaya National park and witness demonstrations of fascinating geothermic activity. Experience an optional camel ride on the dramatic volcanic slopes then immerse yourself in the verdant beauty of La Geria winemaking region to pleasure your palate with refined local wine. Venture to the Janubio saltpans and El Golfo lake on the full-day tour, concluding with exploration of the Hervideros grottoes.
  • Duration: 6 to 9 hrs
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  • Duration: 6 to 9 hrs
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Fuerteventura Day Trip from Lanzarote

Discover the seaside splendor of Fuerteventura on a delightful full-day tour from Lanzarote. Explore the fascinating island replete with volcanic formations, blissful beaches and somnolent villages alongside a knowledgeable guide. Cruise the calm waters of the sea on a ferry then climb aboard a luxurious coach to travel through spectacular mountain landscapes. Absorb the provincial charm of quaint hamlets like Bentancuria and experience the culture of the island’s colorful capital, Puerto del Rosario.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Bird Watching Guided Half-Day Tour from Lanzarote

Absorb the serenity of Lanzarote’s picturesque wilderness on a half-day bird watching tour led by a professional guide. Travel in a powerful 4x4 vehicle over off-road terrain and admire spectacular landscapes as you head towards the bird watching mecca of the fertile island. Equipped with state-of-the-art binoculars and a telescope, scour the scenery for rare species like trumpeter finches, hoopoes and spectacular Egyptian vultures. Gain fascinating insight into the behavior and physiology of the birds from your expert guide, and enjoy round-trip transportation from your Lanzarote hotel.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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